University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology


Author: Emma C. Bunker

A Variation of the ‘Lost Wax’ Process

By: Emma C. Bunker and Joseph Ternbach

Ever since Noel Barnard proved that the ancient Chinese bronze vessels of the Shang and Chou periods could only have been cast directly from piece-moulds, there has been much specuĀ­lation among scholars as to when and where the lost-wax’ process, previously thought to have produced these early vessels, was introduced into China. According to Barnard, […]